Tributes have been pouring in on social media for a beloved community figure, who passed away earlier this month.

Kingston Council confirmed on Wednesday (November 21) the death of Moses Jon N'Kanar, or Moses as he was known locally.

A listing on Co-op Funeralcare states Moses passed away on November 11 at the age of 61.

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Moses, of Georgia Road, loved by many in the local community, will be remembered for his warmth and his unconventional red outfits.

Vanessa Yearsley, who grew up in Kingston before she moved away, said Moses used to give her 50 pence to buy sweets when she was younger and tell her mum she “was gorgeous”.

Ms Yearsley said she will remember Moses’ horse riding clothes, which he used to wear often, as well as his Hello Kitty and and Wallace and Gromit outfits.

She added: “I think that there should be a statue. Everyone loved him. He was so loved. We will never forget him.

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“He was a legend. Everyone around the area knew him. I know him from childhood. He used to live 10 minutes from my mum’s house. I used to see him every day.”

“It’s going to be very sad.“

Local resident Sacha Brooks said she remembered Moses as being “like a big child”.

She added: “I used to see him every day. He was really friendly, talkative and every one grew up with him.

“He loved anything red. My daughter had red shoes that one time and that made him really happy.”